Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Please help overturn archaic BSL law in Dade County, Florida

Florida Animal Lovers Take Action Today!

Help Best Friends Save Florida Dogs -Ask For SB 1322 to be Heard in the Senate
Because of an archaic exemption in state law, Miami-Dade County is the only county in the entire state of Florida permitted to engage in canine profiling, placing any short-haired muscular mutt at risk.
Florida state legislators Representative Carlos Trujillo and Senator Jim Norman are leading an effort, with the help of Best Friends Animal Society, to right this injustice and to repeal the portion of the Florida statute that allows Miami-Dade to kill dogs simply because of their appearance. No other county in Florida is allowed such unmitigated power over people’s pets.
HB 997 and SB 1322 will repeal the provision that grandfathered the Miami-Dade breed ban, which costs the lives of close to 1,000 innocent dogs per year and costs taxpayers upwards of $3 million per year.
The legislative session is moving quickly and humanitarians only have a few weeks to get these bills heard in committees and passed. Lawmakers take notice when they hear from their constituents so we must fill their in-boxes with emails and call their offices, or we may miss this chance to stop the deaths of innocent dogs.
Senator Mike Bennett is chairman of the first committee for SB 1322, so it is important to contact him to ask him to please put SB 1322 on the agenda as soon as possible so we can end the killing of innocent dogs in Miami-Dade County.
Please contact Senator Bennett TODAY by clicking on our take action button.
If possible, also call his office at (850) 487-5078. Ask him to hear SB 1322 so we can finally end breed discrimination in the entire state of Florida.
Thanks for taking action for all animals. With your help we can achieve a time of No More Homeless Pets.

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